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Jupiter-Venus Conjunction

Jun. 30
Thankfully, social media is aware enough of celestial events to have pointed out tonight's conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Venus. Armed with that info, and some binoculars, a...

Summer 2015 Snoqualmie River Float #1

Jun. 27
Summer's here in the Pacific Northwest and in a big way! Temps have plateaued in the 80s and 90s for the foreseeable future so what better way to celebratethan...

Back to the Telescope with Jupiter and the Moon

Feb. 28
It's been far too long but I setup the telescope tonight, showed Connie the clouds of Jupiter and the Moon, and snapped a couple photos. Ideally, a couple pieces...

Venus-Mars Conjunction

Feb. 21
I caught a note from Astro Alice that Venus and Mars would be at a close conjunction tonight. Being such a unseasonably comfortable and, more importantly clear, Seattle February...

Alki Waterfront Fun w/Friends, Kalakala Remains

Feb. 16
With a little yard work sprinkled here and there the bulk of this 3rd day of our weekend was spent with Aaron and his kiddos along the Alki waterfront...

D20 Brass Band EMP Star Wars Morning

Jan. 31
That's right, seems like we were here just last night. Our band goes with a Star Wars event like Luke inside a Tauntaun so we also played today's public...

D20 Brass Band EMP Star Wars Night

Jan. 30
Us fine, funky D20 Brass Band folks were invited to play tonight's opening of an amazing Star Wars costume exhibit at EMP. Though at first only licensed, sanctioned costumes...

Needle Ice Grows In Our Garden

Nov. 30, 2014
At least when it's cold. I saw (and stepped on) the phenomenon known as needle ice today as we were doing some outdoor Christmas light planning. After I heard...

Snowy West Seattle

Nov. 29, 2014
We woke up to our first snow in the new house in West Seattle today. Here are a few photos of the scene!...

Seattle Japanese Garden

Nov. 1, 2014
Nothing brightens a gray Northwest day like friends and a stroll through a place lush with Fall color. Connie and I joined Matt and Kelly for a visit to...

Greenbank Farm & Halloween Hijinx

Oct. 31, 2014
With a D20 Brass Band gig on Whidbey Island schedule this evening I headed out early in the afternoon to catch the ferry. Though the day was soggy with...

D20 Brass Band Costume Party

Oct. 25, 2014
As a member of D20 Brass Band, I pride myself on our playing, professional attitude, and our costumes. Though I don't have a particular nerdy character I cosplay I...

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